What is everyone's controller of choice for Pico8?
I've used an 8BitDo SN30 Pro+ and a Switch NES pad. They're great, but as the buttons in the HUD are labelled as X and O, like a Playstation controller, they're not positioned in the right place compared to a Playstation controller. I wish I knew how to flip these as I discover that games like Bubble Bobble, B is jump, and A is blow bubbles on my Switch NES controller.
Still, what kind of controllers do you guys use? And do you know how to flip the buttons for controllers?
There is a very active debate about button layout! We don’t know if they are XO or OX, and there are strong arguments on both sides. I usually play with an imitation super nes usb controller, with BA being OX, or when using keyboard I use CV keys to get OX. On my pocket go 2 (emulation handheld), I think the mapping is XO. Some games let you switch keys using the pause menu. In pico-8 you can also run KEYCONFIG to change key mapping.
I actually just recently got an 8BitDo SN30 Pro gamepad to replace my wireless XBox 360 controller, which wasn't syncing with the receiver - I find the D-pad very stiff but otherwise I'm digging it. I always used keyboard before, but now that I have a wired controller, I can just leave it always plugged in and grab it whenever I'm playing an action-y game*.
(* Celeste Classic.)
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